Training Camp Experiences from Athletes, Coaches, Parents and Clubs
- Parent and Coach, May 2016
"The Water Beauties put on an amazing synchro camp. So many experts in one place providing coaching to all areas of synchro (and life). Fun, motivational, TOUGH, priceless life opportunity." J.P.
- Parent, May 2016
"Our daughter has participated in the Water Beauties camp both as part of a team event and as an individual participant. In both cases the experience was fantastic. Close personal training and access to world class coaches and athletes has been an amazing benefit to our daughters swimming and has contributed substantially to her success at an early age. In addition to the great learning from world champion athletes and coaches, the ancillary elements of the program are great too - from acting classes, to horseback yoga and hikes, the kids get a well rounded experience. And the opportunity to work with the Aquatic Choreographer of the famed Le Reve show at the Wynn, Las Vegas - Dacha Nedorezova was amazing - and a back stage tour of the show at the Wynn was just the icing on the cake of a great week. We highly recommend participating in the Water Beauties camps. Heather Orrison and her team put on a world class program!" A.R.
- Parent, May 2016
"I have nothing but incredible feedback about the Water Beauties camp. It's not anything just what my daughter has said but it's the change I observed in her from the beginning of the camp to the end. A self pressured kid- My daughter has dealt with performance anxiety and feels the pressure of needing to do things well. When she went to Water Beauties she was timid and apprehensive. On the final day of camp she came out an open flower- bright, smiling and confident! It's like she was given permission to shine and it was okay to perform. The other part that was so incredible, is for her to see professional swimmers as normal, everyday coaches that were willing to take the time to help her develop to succeed in multiple areas of sport. From make-up, drama to flexibility and highlights the feedback and patience the coaches give is amazing. Then to see the same coaches perform on their stages in the same week was motivating and inspiring. Thank you Water Beauties!! We will be back for sure! " R.S.
- Family, April 2016
"The Water Beauties provided an once-in-a-lifetime experience for my entire family when we visited Las Vegas in April 2016! The synchronized swimming instruction and supplemental camp activities were phenomenal for the development of my two daughters in their quest to qualify and compete in the 2016 US Junior Olympics competition for their duet and solo routines. The opportunity to not only meet but receive personal instruction from world champion synchronized swimmers including Bill May and Kanako Kitao, and to go backstage at Le Reve with Kristina Lum-Underwood and at “O” with Bill and Kanako was absolutely thrilling for our entire family! Yet the magic quality of the Water Beauties camp is not just in the world class coaching and pool training or even in the interactions with celebrity, but rather in the meticulous coordination to customize and target instruction to meet the specific, unique needs of each individual camp participant and the activities and experiences beyond the pool designed to develop athletes’ minds and bodies in fun, creative ways taking advantage of the unique resources only found in Las Vegas! Thank you to the Water Beauties for a phenomenal experience!!!"
- Athlete, April 2016
"I've attended the Water Beauties training camp for two years now and it is definitely the highlight of my synchronized swimming career. I learned so much and it has shown me what I want to do for my future. Incredible experience working with so many experts and I'm really excited to go again next year! The training camp video is amazing and shows just how spectacular the camp has been for my team!" S.H.
- Parent, April 2016
"Water Beauties covered everything, in the water and out! My daughter worked so hard and had so much fun at the same time. An experience she will never forget. Thank you Water Beauties for making Gabrielle feel special!!" R.P.
- Parent, March 2016
"My daughter has attended the Water Beauties training camp on three different opportunities over the past two years. I can't express how wonderful this has been to my daughters development. She has been able to work with amazing and highly skilled coaches who have reached their peak in their personal synchronized swimming careers, they have so much to offer. All the coaches that worked with my daughter have affected her swimming in some special way. She admires and respects them and will never forget the things that they have taught her. She speaks of her training camp highly with great memories, and is always excited to be going back. She's even developed special relationships with one of her coach’s in Vegas, it’s something that she speaks of almost daily. She is so inspired to further her career, and to one day pursue her passion at the highest level she can. As a parent this is priceless. Water Beauties made attending the camp easy, with great organization, directions and timing of all the activities. Each time we are there they try to offer something new and different to further expose the kids to different activities or sports that will complement their careers. We look forward to our personal Water Beauties training camp every year. We are so happy that this company has developed such an amazing product to offer to synchronized swimmers. Innovated and original. Highly recommended highly valued. Thank you!" T.P.
- Athlete, March 2016
"Thank you Water Beauties for the training camp. This helped our team immensely right before our National meet, it improved our highlights and presentation dramatically. This camp offers invaluable training , with amazing opportunities and new experiences that we would not have been able to get anywhere else. The coaches are the best of the best ,truly inspirational and the most talented group of people with a passion for what they teach . The coaches all offer something unique and made great connections with us individually and as a team. We gained confidence , worked hard , and laughed at ourselves as well. I would say what this training camp has given me and my teammates is priceless . If you have the opportunity to go to their camp you absolutely should . Thanks Water Beauties for all you did for us." R.V.
- Athlete, January 2016
"My personalized camp was just amazing. I can’t describe how much fun I had, how much I learned and enjoyed the time with the Water Beauties. I felt part of it from day one and enjoyed being around all the excellent artists and performers. The anti-gravity yoga was very special and taught me a lot. I learned a lot about sculling technique and was able to finish the choreography of my solo, which I think is a huge honor. The privilege of watching the “O Show” and “Le Rève” was just indescribable. I want to thank everybody for the great time, the solo suit and the Make-up and can’t wait to come back and spend another awesome time with you." A.H.
-Parents, January 2016
"We thank you for the great time our daughter was able to enjoy there. It was a very pleasant surprise to see how professionally everything was organised. Heather showed us around and described everything very well, so we could trust that our daughter would be in good hands. Our daughter was able to learn a lot from all the different professional coaches who worked with her. It was great to see her so happy throughout the week. She really was able to take home some amazing spirit. We were able to meet a lot of people and would like to thank every one of them. We really recommend the Water Beauties. Our daughter was able to experience a dream and it definitely was one of the best weeks in her life." J.H. & S.H.
- Club, November 2015
"Water Beauties transforms synchronized swimmers. They motivate through their passion for the sport. They provide a well-rounded camp of water,land, and mental training all in one amazing location." EASSC
- Coach, November 2015
"I attended the Water Beauties Las Vegas training camp as a coach in 2015. This experience was extremely beneficial to my coaching career. Not only did I get the opportunity to watch expert coaches deliver extremely useful techniques and choreography to our swimmers, but I also got to gain perspective of how to bring synchronized swimming into a career. Attending as a coach gave me a sneak peek into the wonderful world of professional synchronized swimming. Everybody was extremely helpful and made me feel included. I would highly recommend other coaches to take this opportunity to further their knowledge, refresh their passion and to help bring another opportunity to their athletes. This is something I look forward to doing again in the future and I can't express how amazing the set up was leading to the camp and then the professional delivery of the training time. Thank you Again!" T.P.
-Club, October 2015
Eight swimmers and one coach from the Strathcona Synatics Synchronized Swimming Club in Sherwood Park, Alberta had the opportunity to attend the Water Beauties Training Camp for four days. This camp was an opportunity of a lifetime, that the girls thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget. One of the nicest parts about the camp was the variety that it included: lots of quality time in the pool learning key components to synchronized swimming, the Red Rock walk, anti-gravity yoga, and sessions on "getting out of your box", nutrition, wellness, and make-up. Four of the major highlights were having the chance to work with Olympian gold medalists Bill May and Christina Jones, the backstage tour of "O", seeing the Cirque du Soleil performance of "O", and going backstage after "O" to see some of the performers. As parents, we were really impressed with how "down to earth" these performers were when we went backstage. They took the time to visit with the girls, answer their questions, and have pictures taken with them. They were genuinely interested in the girls and happy that they were there to see them. The whole training camp was very well organized, which allowed us to know what to expect prior to our arrival and during our visit. The chance for our girls to be among these professionals and aspire to be just like them, was amazing. We would love for the opportunity to attend the Water Beauties Training Camp again and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested.